Latrine Psychology Gx - Weighted Ghost Z

Huh? John Olson has released a shit-ton of strange music, but I'm not sure what to say about this tape.  It's one of 27 tapes released under the name Latrine Psychology Gx, all of them in teensy editions. This one was an edition of 11 copies. But do more than 11 people really need to hear it? I'm not sure if they do. Of all the music Olson has released, this tape least resembles music.

Side one contains some barely-there synth doodles that scratch around in the dirt as if they're watching TV at the same time (nothing interesting, maybe something useless like The Food Network) and periodically taking naps. Side B is even less musical than that. A saxophone bleats a few impotent bleats, then gives up. Maybe it had errands to take care of. A synth was left running by accident. Someone thinks they've turned it off, but they're mistaken. It's still on. Long minutes pass by with just a hiss there to mark the time, and those minutes are no more or less interesting than those containing intentional sound. But now that I type those words, I realize how troublesome "intentional" is. What was intended with "Weighted Ghost Z"? Why is most of Side B only coming out of one channel? I have no idea what this tape is for, but instead of listening to it, you could go for a nice walk around your neighborhood. Say hello to someone you haven't seen in awhile. Call your mom. She misses you.

Latrine Psychology Gx - Weighted Ghost Z


Deocliciano Okssipin Vieira, aka Ochyming 23 August 2014 at 13:06  

I download this for its description.

Anonymous,  24 August 2014 at 19:18  

too abstract for me.

Certifiablockhead 9 January 2015 at 03:07  

holy shite...this makes sense as all creation...i couldn't be more surprised nor blaffled...i'm a goner...